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General Manager airs his team's dirty laundry after closed door meeting


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TJ Tucker
November 7, 2023  (8:58)
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The San Jose Sharks aren't just bad so far in 2022-23, they're historically bad. At 0-10-1, it is officially the second worst start in NHL history. GM Mike Grier has had enough.

Grier told the Mercury News that he met with his players after the second straight blowout loss where the team gave up 10 goals. He said he made it clear something has to give.
"I just felt they needed to hear from me and what I'm seeing and what I expect from them. To let them know what's happening was not acceptable from my end. There are certain things I won't tolerate and some of that stuff has been happening, and I kind of let them know that. We'll kind of go from there."

Grier said the problem is fairly simply, with players not putting in the work they need to in order to win games.
"The games have been too easy for Vancouver and (Pittsburgh) here. It's just been too easy to come into our building and play. Guys zipping pucks around and the other team thinking it's point night when they're in here. That's kind of the stuff that to me, is not acceptable.

So, it's more compete, more pushback, and playing within the structure better. We can't be giving up the chances we're giving up.

I mean, this can't go on for much longer. The fans deserve more. The owner has been supportive and backing me and the team forever. (It deserves) to be better for everyone."

That's about as blunt as an NHL GM will get these days. Grier's made it pretty clear the roster is capable of playing better, and he's right. No one expected much from the Sharks in 2023-24, but this is just downright terrible, and someone will have to be held accountable if it continues.
Source: Mercury News
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